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E-coli Infection-UTI-Acute Back Pain 3 Months Now

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  • Posted By: katied49
  • February 1, 2009
  • 00:32 AM

On 11/13 I was diagnosed with an e-coli urinary tract infection extremely resistent to most antibiotics. It took 6 days to get me on the right meds. Since that time I have had excrutiating back and pelvic pain 24/7. I have had Mri's, Cat-Scans and bloodwork with all results negative. I am now on oxycodene 10/325 to manage me through the pain. I have lost 28lbs and have started sweating profusely upon wakening, sometimes for three hours or more. The UTI has not left my body completely. I have had three urine cultures and although the counts are lower the E-Coli still exists. I have had vaginal infections as well. I have been out of work for three months with no relief. The only thing that happened prior to this infection was a small dog bite which drew blood on my left wrist. The Dr's all seem to think that it's not the cause. Anyone out there have any insight?
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  • On 11/13 I was diagnosed with an e-coli urinary tract infection extremely resistent to most antibiotics. It took 6 days to get me on the right meds. Since that time I have had excrutiating back and pelvic pain 24/7. I have had Mri's, Cat-Scans and bloodwork with all results negative. I am now on oxycodene 10/325 to manage me through the pain. I have lost 28lbs and have started sweating profusely upon wakening, sometimes for three hours or more. The UTI has not left my body completely. I have had three urine cultures and although the counts are lower the E-Coli still exists. I have had vaginal infections as well. I have been out of work for three months with no relief. The only thing that happened prior to this infection was a small dog bite which drew blood on my left wrist. The Dr's all seem to think that it's not the cause. Anyone out there have any insight? http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/misc/progress.gifHave you found out anything? I am on the same boat as you. 3 weeks ago I was told I had a UTI. A week later they told me that I had an e.coli infection in my bladder. I was on 2 rounds of antibotics and they told me that I seem to be better after 2 weeks. Doing this time I developed back pain also, I am not having BM's or feeling the need to urinate. I saw the doctor for the 5th time (in 3 weeks) this morning and he told me that he couldn't find anything wrong with me and gave me a shot for the pain and let me go. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR WHAT'S GOING ON WITH YOU.
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  • Have you found out anything? I am on the same boat as you. 3 weeks ago I was told I had a UTI. A week later they told me that I had an e.coli infection in my bladder. I was on 2 rounds of antibotics and they told me that I seem to be better after 2 weeks. Doing this time I developed back pain also, I am not having BM's or feeling the need to urinate. I saw the doctor for the 5th time (in 3 weeks) this morning and he told me that he couldn't find anything wrong with me and gave me a shot for the pain and let me go. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR WHAT'S GOING ON WITH YOU.Well its been a while since I posted this 2 years now and I don't have great news. After being on so many antibiotics for three months I developed something called vulvadynia,the most painful condition..burning sensations down there so bad I couldn't function. I went on antidepressants neurontin, pain meds.which I still take to this day. It has worked to take that pain away. The back pain never went away after that. I am out on disability. I wish I had better news. If the Dr doesn't believe your pain find a new one. I went through 20 NY Drs to find the right answer. Of course I think my symptoms were irreversible by then.
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